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Mass. High Schools: Somerville Hockey Returns To MIAA Tournament

SHS Hockey WEBSOCIAL

The Somerville varsity boys’ ice hockey team is headed back to the postseason for the first time since the 2012-13 season. (PHOTO: Matt Noonan)

By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

For the first time since the 2012-13 season, the Somerville boy’s ice hockey team is heading back to the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) state tournament, thanks to a 7-1 win last night over Everett on the opening day of the Mulloy Tournament.

With their six-goal win last night, the Highlanders improve to 8-6-5 overall to clinch the program’s first winning season since posting a 10-7-4 mark during the 2012-13 season.

Reaching the postseason has been a goal for third-year coach Kevin Wilson, who knew his team had a chance to clinch a playoff berth following an impressive 5-2 win last week over Hamilton-Wenham, which was highlighted by senior Chris DeSousa‘s 100th varsity point.

“They are all hard workers and have been busting their butts all week and all year long,” said Wilson when discussing his team’s desire to achieve its preseason goal of reaching the postseason this winter.

“This was a goal we all wanted,” he added.

Wilson came close to guiding the Highlanders to a postseason appearance last winter, but the Highlanders struggled down the stretch and finished five points shy of the 20-point mark, which would have secured them a spot in the MIAA D2 North Tournament.

One year later, Wilson and his crew are headed to the postseason, thanks to some impressive performances over the past few weeks.

Somerville is scheduled to compete against Essex Tech on Wednesday, February 20th in the Mulloy Tournament Championship – the game will be held at Allied Veterans Rink in Everett at 7 p.m. – before beginning hopefully a lengthy postseason journey next week.

Similar to Somerville, Essex Tech also secured a spot in the postseason last night with a 3-0 win over Northeast, which was highlighted by Chris Masta‘s 100th career point (two goals, one assist) in a Hawks uniform.


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NEC High Schools: Boy’s Ice Hockey Top 10 Week Three Poll (Jan. 6th)

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By NEC High Schools | @NEC_HighSchools

Luke Evangelista‘s hat trick against Marblehead helped Winthrop defeat the Headers for an important Northeastern Conference (NEC) win on Saturday, which provided the Vikings with the top spot in this week’s poll.

Marblehead held the top spot in the first two polls, but will look to regroup on Wednesday when they face sixth-ranked Saugus in another important NEC North clash.

GloucesterDanvers and Lynn remain in the third, fourth and fifth positions, respectively, while Medford and Somerville each moved-up. The Mustangs’ tie with the Sachems helped the Blue and White secure the seventh position, while a pair of NEC South wins over Revere/Malden and Swampscott helped the Highlanders move-up two spots. The Highlanders, who haven’t lost since falling to Cambridge last month, will look to continue their current momentum on Wednesday when they host Watertown.

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NEC High Schools: Boy’s Ice Hockey Week Three Poll (Jan. 6th, 2019)

1. Winthrop

6-2, 3-0 NEC North

Last Week: No. 2

2. Marblehead

7-1, 3-1 NEC North

Last Week: No. 1

3. Gloucester 

6-2-1, 4-0 NEC South

Last Week: No. 3 

4. Danvers 

3-1-2, 2-1-1 NEC North

Last Wee: No. 4

5. Lynn 

4-2-1, 2-1-1 NEC South

Last Week: No. 5 

6. Saugus  3-2-3, 1-0-2 NEC North Last Week: No. 6
7. Medford  1-3-1, 1-3-1 NEC North Last Week: No. 8
8. Somerville  3-2-2, 3-0-1 NEC South Last Week: No. 10
9. Swampscott  2-5-1, 1-3 NEC South Last Week: No. 7
10. Beverly  1-5-1, 1-3-1 NEC North Last Week: No. 9 

On the Rise: Everett (3-5, 0-3 NEC South)


Previous Polls: Week One | Week Two


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NEC High Schools: Girl’s Ice Hockey Top 5 Week Three Poll (Jan. 6th)

NEC GIRLS WEEK 3

By NEC High Schools | @NEC_HighSchools

For the second-straight week, Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading secured the top spot in our weekly Northeastern Conference (NEC) Girl’s Ice Hockey Top Five poll, while Beverly/Danvers made its initial appearance on the list, checking-in fifth overall.

The Panthers make their debut on our weekly poll following recent wins over Wakefield (8-7) and Falmouth (4-1). Beverly/Danvers faces Andover on Wednesday and Marblehead on Saturday – we will be keeping our eyes on both of these match-ups.

Masconomet switched spots with Winthrop, checking-in second overall with a 2-1 win over the Vikings yesterday.

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NEC High Schools: Girl’s Ice Hockey Week Three Poll (Jan. 6th, 2019)

1.Peabody/Lynnfield/ North Reading

6-1-1, 4-0-1

Previously No. 1

2. Masconomet

3-2-2, 3-0-2

Previously No. 3

3. Winthrop 

6-2, 3-2 

Previously No. 2 

4. Medford/Malden 

2-4-1, 2-2-1

Previously No. 4

5. Beverly/Danvers

2-5, 0-4 

Previously NR

On the Rise: Marblehead (1-6, 0-4) 


Previous Polls: Week One Poll| Week Two Poll


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NEC High Schools: Boy’s Ice Hockey Top 10 Week Two Poll (Dec. 31st)

NEC Boys WK2

By NEC High Schools | @NEC_HighSchools

It has been a BUSY few weeks since we unveiled our initial Northeastern Conference (NEC) boy’s ice hockey poll two weeks ago, but now it is time to share our week two poll of the 2018-19 season, which once again finds Marblehead in the top spot. The Headers moved to 6-0 overall with some impressive wins recently over third-ranked Gloucester (8-3), Westfield (3-1) and Danvers (2-1).

Marblehead will look to continue its early season momentum later this week, especially on Saturday against second-ranked Winthrop. After falling to Falmouth (Maine) by a score of 3-1, the Vikings rebounded with a 5-4 win over fifth-ranked Lynn. Winthrop will face-off against eighth-ranked Medford on Wednesday – the Mustangs cracked the poll for the first time this season with an impressive 7-3 win over ninth-ranked Beverly. We’ll certainly keep our eyes on the Mustangs going forward.

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NEC High Schools: Boy’s Ice Hockey Week Two Poll (Dec. 31st, 2018)

1. Marblehead

6-0, 2-0 NEC North

Previously No. 1 

2. Winthrop 

4-2, 1-0 NEC North

Previously No. 8 

3. Gloucester 

4-2-1, 2-0 NEC South

Previously No. 3 

4. Danvers 

1-1-2, 1-1-1 NEC North

Previously No. 2

5. Lynn 

2-2-1, 1-1-1 NEC South

Previously No. 6 

6. Saugus

1-2-2, 0-0-1 NEC North

Previously No. 5 

7. Swampscott 

2-3-1, 1-2 NEC South

Previously No. 7

8. Medford 

1-2, 1-2 NEC North

Previously Not Ranked

9. Beverly 

1-3-1, 1-1-1 NEC North

Previously No. 4

10. Somerville 

1-2-2, 1-0-1 NEC South

Previously No. 10

On the Rise: Everett (3-3, 0-1 NEC South) and Revere/Malden (0-5-1, 0-1-0 NEC South) 


Previous Polls: Week One 


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NEC High Schools: Girl’s Ice Hockey Top 5 Week Two Poll (Dec. 31st)

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By NEC High Schools | @NEC_HighSchools

It’s been a BUSY few weeks since our unveiling our initial Northeastern Conference (NEC) girl’s ice hockey poll two weeks ago, but now it is time to share our second top-five of the 2018-19 season, which finds Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading in the top spot followed by Winthrop and Masconomet.

The Tanners moved-up two spots with an impressive 3-2 win over the Vikings on Saturday.

Prior to their one-goal victory over Winthrop, Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading scored wins against Beverly/Danvers (5-2) and Ursuline Academy (4-3).

Medford/Malden remained the fourth position, while Marblehead continued to occupy the fifth spot.

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NEC High Schools: Girl’s Ice Hockey Week Two Poll (Dec. 31st, 2018)

1.Peabody/Lynnfield/ North Reading

5-1-1, 3-0-1

Previously No. 3

2. Winthrop 

4-1-0, 3-1

Previously No. 1

3. Masconomet

2-1-2, 2-0-2

Previously No. 2 

4. Medford/Malden 

2-3-1, 2-1-1

Previously No. 4

5. Marblehead 

1-4, 0-4

Previously No. 5

On the Rise: Beverly/Danvers (1-5, 0-4) 


Previous Polls: Week One Poll 


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